Who, What, Why

Who What Why : Quinlan Barker

23rd March 2018

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Who are you listening to at the moment?

I’m actually still listening to my “Your Top Songs of 2017” playlist from Spotify at the moment, which ranges from Childish Gambino to John Mayer to Biffy Clyro. I’m also listening to a lot of one of my favourite bands, Don Broco, at the moment due to their new album ‘Technology’ coming out in the next couple of weeks; their latest single ‘Come Out to LA’ is an absolute belter!

What do you love about Brighton?

I love its diversity and acceptance of all kinds of different cultures. From a musical perspective, considering Brighton has more venues per capita than London, it also provides fantastic opportunities for young/new bands to make a name for themselves. It also offers the proximity to the capital without the punishing atmosphere that accompanies it, giving you the best of both worlds in terms of a nice place to live and connections for business.

Why Music Journalism?

I’ve always been very privileged in that writing comes pretty naturally to me and I like to think I have a good knack for reading people. I’m also quite introverted, so it’s nice to be able to put my thoughts into a Word document from time to time; having people read those is just a bonus. Being a fairly business-minded person, the course has already started to open doors for me into the world of PR and Marketing as well as journalism itself. It’s nice to have that extra access and contacts for building the foundations of my career in music.

If you’re interested in studying Music Journalism here in Brighton, apply now!